Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Cleveland, Ohio
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Re: 1983 6.9 diesel
Man oh man, if it won't start on ether I think you have to start looking at mechanical problems. I think a compression test is in order.
Yea, I know an electrical meltdown started it all.... But we need to isolate the 3 elements of engine combustion, i.e. Compression, Ignition and Fuel.
Another thought, I think that if the injectors are firing, but firing at the wrong time, that might keep the engine from starting on ether. Maybe disconnect the FSS so the injectors don't fire, then try an "alternate fuel" again....
1997 Ford F350 SRW 7.3L PSD
1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5 speed
1966 Mustang 200 I6, auto, 4 wheel disk, power brake retrofit, Corvette master.
Former vehicles, 1994 E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 International 1654 rollback, 6.9L IDI, (2) 1994 Ford E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 DRW 6.9L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 wrecker 6.9L IDI.
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